Chambers is being hyped up like crazy. To me, it's a little unbelievable. I see him as CLEARLY at least a 2nd tier WR in the range of guys like Donald Driver and Rod Smith. Sure he is a solid #2 guy, but he's a 900/10 type player... the guy struggles to even break a 1,000 yards! Outside of one 200 yard game last year, he was the same player he has always been. 900/10. Game to game there are a lot of duds with 3 catches for 40-50 yards. Not WR#1 material at all. Chambers is a sexy version of Jerry Porter if you ask me. And an 85% Culpepper is not helping matters in 2006. Maybe I would give him a slight edge in a TD only league, that's about it.
Darrell Jackson was at the level where Chambers hopes to be during the 2004 season. He's already done it, there is no waiting for him to turn into a different WR, he is already there. And you can even totally disregard how much DJ had improved before and AFTER his injury in 2005. The guy was on pace to break into a new fantasy level, above the level where he was at in 2004, and above the level that Chamebrs hopes to approach in 2005.
Then you can look at the situation both players are in. The AFC East is getting weaker every year, but the NFC West is a fantasy bonanza for WRs. As if the meteoric rise of Fitz and Boldin last year weren't enough, you have the consistent dominance of the St. Louis passing game, and even Hasselbeck has been a top5 QB contender for several years now. Hasselbeck in Seattle is a MUCH better option than Culpepper coming off the knee in Miami BTW.
Jackson is a clear-cut #1 WR in a division riddled with weak secondaries. And unlike Chambers, he has shown that he has what it takes to pull down goto-WR numbers (~90/1200) for his offense. Chambers is just not a goto option.
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